Health funding to help training

The money will initially be made available in the form of loans, although hospitals will only have to pay back a proportion depending on how well they perform. There is a further £40 million to help ward sisters and community team leaders develop their leadership skills.

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Cameron makes Health pledge

David Cameron declared he wanted to build on the "real successes in the NHS" in Oxford today with the announcement of £140 million in funding to ease the burden of red tape on nurses and midwives, enabling them to spend more time with patients.